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I'm coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?

I'm coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?

NO: You need a bronchoscopy and cat scan thorax. Coughing up blood or hemoptysis is one of the possible presenting symptoms for lung cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Causes of chest pain and cough?

Causes of chest pain and cough?

Many,: Infection, cold, flu, heart attack, lung diseases, etc. You need to have it checked by a real doctor. Don't delay...Ok? ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe chest pain when I cough?

What to do if I have severe chest pain when I cough?

Coughing chest pain: Such pain is usually due to irritation of the linings of the lung and inner chest wall known as pleura. When one or the other is inflamed (pleuritis) one experiences pain on movement of the chest wall which is abrupt and explosive when one coghs. Pleuritis can occur by itself (viral) or due to inflammation in the lung which has extended out to the surface of the lung among other causes. See doc. ...Read more

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Which friuts are good to eat in cough with chest pain?

Any fruit is fine: Any fruit is fine but you need to find out what is causing cough with chest pain and have treated. ...Read more

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My grandmother complaints of chest pain due to excessive cough. Pls suggest remedies?

My grandmother complaints of chest pain due to excessive cough. Pls suggest remedies?

Needs diagnosis...: Before the pain can be treated, the cough needs to be diagnosed and treated. For example, an acute cough is usually related to acute bronchitis so the bronchitis needs to be treated and the cough controlled. Chronic cough can be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or some combination. To treat cough, her doctor needs to evaluate so the precise diagnosis and treatment can be done. ...Read more

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Cough for months sometimes a little whezzy chest pain for a min. Or so through out the day?

Cough for months sometimes a little whezzy chest pain for a min. Or so through out the day?

? Asthma: Check with your doctor you have have symptoms of asthma. You may get relief with inhalers if it is asthma. ...Read more

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I have had a cough for months little whezzy sometimes. And chest pain throgh out the day but only last a minute or so?

I have had a cough for months little whezzy sometimes. And chest pain throgh out the day but only last a minute or so?

Asthma or copd: May be you have asthma or copd (if smoking). You probably need an x-ray chest and a TB skin test because of chronicity of cough. See your doctor asap for treatment. ...Read more

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I feek chest pain on my left side and I feel the pain to my back. I have been having a cough for a week what can this be?

I feek chest pain on my left side and I feel the pain to my back. I have been having a cough for a week what can this be?

Fever?: Does the pain get worse with cough? You may have pleurisy. If you have fever or are couging up colored mucus, you may have pneumonia. If this persists, consider a doctor visit. ...Read more

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My cough is almost two months and this is the very worst cough eversince, coz I got I little chest pain everytime I coughing?

Time for doctor: You should see your doctor to determine the reason for your cough. Two months duration can indicate all sorts of things. ...Read more

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Hi I am indian. Is chest pain common during coughing and can the color of the cough tell a lot of things about your condition?

Hi I am indian. Is chest pain common during coughing and can the color of the cough tell a lot of things about your condition?

Yes: Pain with vigorous coughing is common and due muscular strain. Pleurisy can mimic this but is also present with just breathing. Clear, white, or yellow phlegm is generally normal. Red suggests bleeding. Green is suspicious for infection. Only lab testing on the sputum can provide more exact information. If you smoke, please stop! If you don't: you're smart! ...Read more

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I had all the symptoms of a cold yesterday. Today I woke up with a terribly painful cough (chest pain). Should I be going in to class?

I had all the symptoms of a cold yesterday. Today I woke up with a terribly painful cough (chest pain). Should I be going in to class?

Probably.....: If you have no fever, you likely have acute bronchitis due to a viral infection. Coughing into your elbow will help prevent spread of infection while the bronchitis runs its course in about 7-10 days. Another possible etiology is bronchospasm. If your cough is not improving, or if you develop shortness of breath, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Smoking cessation is also needed. ...Read more

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What can someone do for a bad cough with chest pain?

What can someone do for a bad cough with chest pain?

Antitussives: The best relief from cough is prescription medication. Usually this comes in two main forms 1) non-narcotic 2) narcotic. Most of the non narcotic forms use antihistamines or affect the cough receptors themselves (ie benzonoate). Narcotic cough medications usually contain either Codeine or a synthetic Codeine (like hydrocodone). ...Read more

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I have a bad cough and chest pain for almost a week?

I have a bad cough and chest pain for almost a week?

Pneumonia: Consider pneumonia. Also consider inflammation of the lining surrounding the lung or chest muscles.

See your physician. ...Read more

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I have prolonged cough for nearly 2 months. Yesterday suddenly I met with bad left chest pain. What could be?

Inflammation: Could be muscle skeletal pain after coughing for several days or pleuritic pain which is an inflammation of the layer surrounding the lung, usually after in infection. I would recommend you to have a chest xr. ...Read more

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For the last week and a half, I have been getting some chest pain and feels like someone is sitting on my chest - no cough or cold. Help please?

See a doctor: These pains are concerning for angina, you need to see a doctor, have an ekg and possibly either a stress test, or dependent on the rest of your history and ekg, even an angiogram. ...Read more

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It's been a week in a half and this cold gets better than it gets worse! It's going up and down with a persistent congested cough & chest pain?!

Infection: A good rule of thumb is that if an upper or lower respiratory infection persists beyond approximately 10 days, it likely has become a bacterial infection. You likely have a lower respiratory infection and need to see your doctor. Antibiotics probably would be helpful. Get seen soon and other supportive therapy will be given to make you feel better. ...Read more

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After giving normal birth Nov. 30, 2014, my body is not comfortable. I have chest pain in front and back (right side portion). I have 1 week cough.

After giving normal birth Nov. 30, 2014, my body is not comfortable. I have chest pain in front and back (right side portion). I have 1 week cough.

Right sided pain: Does your pain worsen with eating, particularly fatty foods?? If so, try a low fat diet and get in for a gallbladder evaluation, you may have gallstones. Okay to make appointment with your regular doc about this problem. If you develop fever, vomiting, worsening pain get evaluated sooner. Be well. ...Read more

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I suddenly have dry cough that comes with back and chest pain. This happened right after the temperature suddenly dropped where I got a bit cold.?

I suddenly have dry cough that comes with back and chest pain. This happened right after the temperature suddenly dropped where I got a bit cold.?

Airway spasm: Cold air can induce bronchial constriction which can manifest as a cough or wheezing. Your pain may simply be from the rib cage if your cough is forceful. In cold air try to keep a scarf handy to cover your nose and mouth to warm the air before breathing it in. If your symptoms don't go away fairly quickly seek out help from your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Cough, left chest pain and fever?

Cough, left chest pain and fever?

Possibilities...: If the left chest pain increases with cough and deep breathing, then it is likely related to the other symptoms. If this is the case, the likely diagnoses are bronchitis vs pneumonia. Often, the only way to tell the difference is via chest x-ray. If the left chest pain does not increase w/ above maneuvers, see a doctor today so cardiac etiology can be ruled out. Go to er if needed. ...Read more

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Slight cough, chest pain and fever?

Infection likely: An infection involving the lung, airways, or pleura is possible.
Probably not too serious but get checked out to make sure. ...Read more

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Wheezing when I cough and chest pain. What could this be?

See Doc/lung spec.: Wheezing, cough and chest pain may suggest bronchial asthma, chronic or acute bronchitis etc. Need to see doc for office spirometry and chest radiograph or see a lung specialist to make sure that you do not have bronchial asthma. Angina is less likely with cough and wheezing unless associated with congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing chest pain when I cough after having bronchitis- what causes this? It feels like a knife

Sharp stabbing chest pain when I cough after having bronchitis- what causes this? It feels like a knife

Inflammation: The tissues lining the bronchi (tubes leading from the trachea into the lung in smaller and smaller radicals) are grossly inflamed by the infection, or if caused by toxic materials by them, and pain is one of the cardinal signs of inflammation. When you cough you place pressure on inflamed tissues and therefore. ........................ OK? ...Read more

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What would cause you to cough up blood for two days and have chest pain on the side. I''m a 26 y/o female.

What would cause you to cough up blood for two days and have chest pain on the side. I''m a 26 y/o female.

ED visit: There are many possible causes, and among these are an infection. I would suggest being seen right away. A close examination of the nasal passages, mouth and chest in particular is advised. A chest imaging study should be obtained. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more